Area Total 947,300 sq km
Climate varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Natural Resources hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
Imports India 16.5%, China 15.8%, UAE 9.2%, Saudi Arabia 7.9%, South Africa 5.1%, Japan 4.9%, Switzerland 4.4% (2017) – consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oil
Exports India 21.8%, South Africa 17.9%, Kenya 8.8%, Switzerland 6.7%, Belgium 5.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.8%, China 4.8% (2017) – gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton
Government presidential republic
Capital Dar es Salaam (administrative capital), Dodoma (legislative capital)
Population 58,552,845 (July 2020 est.)
Ethnicity mainland – African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab); Zanzibar – Arab, African, mixed Arab and African
Language Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages

News about Tanzania

RSS News Sources: The Guardian | All Africa

  • Thirteen Killed in Bus Accident in Ngara
    by Citizen on October 26, 2020

    [Citizen] Ngara -- Thirteen people have been killed and 11 others critically injured after an Emirates passenger bus traveling from Ngara to Bukoba overturned in Kumuyange in Kagera Region.

  • Company Staffs Public School With Science
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] IN attempts to improve Science teaching and address the subject shortage of teachers in some schools, Magare Company in Mwanza through its managing director has agreed to employ six teachers for a local public school.

  • NEC Trashes Claims of Fake Polling Stations
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] THE National Electoral Commission has ruled out allegations of fake polling stations and voters during this week's planned General Election, maintaining that there will only be 80,155 polling stations and 29,188,347 voters.

  • CCM Targets Increasing, Tarmacking Lindi Roads
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 2020/2025 election manifesto considers increasing Lindi Region road networks to tarmac level in a fresh bid to open up southern regions available economic opportunities.

  • JPM - Vote for Trusted Leaders
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] THE ruling party CCM presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli yesterday asked Tanzanians to elect leaders, who are trustworthy and committed to protect national values including the Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union.

  • NMB Downs Manji in 65bn/ - Case
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] THE High Court's Commercial Division has rejected a request by prominent businessman, Yusuf Manji and six other defendants to dismiss the commercial suit lodged by NMB Bank Limited against them, demanding over 65bn/- as loan repayments.

  • Act's Hamad Demands Transparent, Free Polls
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] LEADERS of ACT-Wazalendo in Zanzibar led by their Islands' presidential candidate, Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad yesterday said that they will only accept defeat if the Wednesday's polls will be conducted transparently without any element of rigging.

  • Air Tanzania Resumes Flights to Entebbe
    by Monitor on October 26, 2020

    [Monitor] The Managing Director Air Tanzania Mr Ladislaus Matindi has said the resumption of flights after six months of closure of Entebbe International Airport due to Covid-19 will help promote investment in the region.

  • Tundu Lissu Campaign Reinvigorates Tanzania Poll Despite Threats of Assassination
    by Daily Maverick on October 26, 2020

    [Daily Maverick] Tanzania's 'back from the dead' candidate has put a spoke in the wheel of sitting president John Magufuli's bid for re-election.

  • Vote for Development-Oriented Leaders - Magufuli
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] CCM Presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli has implored Tanzanians to vote for leaders who are capable of moving ahead the country's development agenda and whose political parties have prepared strong manifesto that focuses on resolving people's problems.

  • We Must Learn From Past Mistakes - Magufuli
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli has asked leaders and the general public to learn from erroneous decisions made in the past to improve the present and future.

  • Main Rivals Plead for Huge Turnout in Decisive Elections
    by Nation on October 26, 2020

    [Nation] Twenty nine million Tanzanians head to polling stations on Wednesday to extend or put a stop the reign of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Africa's second longest ruling party.

  • Act Wazalendo's Mazrui Re-Emerges, Five Hours After Alleged Abduction
    by Citizen on October 26, 2020

    [Citizen] Zanzibar -- Opposition politician Nassor Ahmed Mazrui re-emerged on Sunday afternoon after spending five hours with people who had allegedly held him hostage since morning.

  • Yanga Close in On Azam As Simba Sc Suffer First Defeat
    by Citizen on October 26, 2020

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Young Africans (Yanga) yesterday cut the gap on Vodacom Premier League (VPL) leaders Azam FC to five points after beating Polisi Tanzania 1-0 at Uhuru Stadium in Dae es Salaam yesterday.

  • Tanzania Confirms Terror Attacks At Border Village of Kitaya
    by Citizen on October 26, 2020

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Inspector general of Police Simon Sirro has confirmed that some 300 militants from Mozambique attacked Kitaya village last week killing several people and destroying property.

  • Small Farmers Are SADC's Future - Dr Tax
    by Daily News on October 26, 2020

    [Daily News] THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) joined the international community to commemorate World Food Day on 16 of October which was proclaimed by the Conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation to heighten public awareness of the global problem of food absence, scarcity and to strengthen solidarity in the […]

  • Membe Says Leaked Letter On Withdrawal From Presidential Race Is Outdated
    by Citizen on October 25, 2020

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- ACT-Wazalendo Presidential candidate for the United Republic of Tanzania, Bernard Membe said on Sunday, October 25, that the leaked letter in which he reportedly withdrew from the race is outdated.

  • October 28 Election - The Contenders, The Issues
    by Africa In Fact on October 24, 2020

    [Africa In Fact] Tanzanians are heading to the polls on the 28th October. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has governed Tanzania since independence in 1961, and is the second longest-ruling party in Africa.

  • Menendez Introduces Resolution Calling on Government of Tanzania To Ensure Free and Fair Elections
    by United States Senate on October 23, 2020

    [United States Senate] Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a Senate resolution calling on the Government of Tanzania and all parties to ensure free and fair elections ahead of the country's October 2020 electoral cycle. Since President John Magufuli's election […]

  • NHIF to Provide Farmers With Health Covers
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Dodoma -- The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has embarked on a special mission to provide health covers to farmers using a special credit facility in collaboration with banks.

  • Clerics Appeal for Peace During General Election
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Bukoba -- THE Kagera Regional Interfaith Committee (KRIFC) has appealed for peace on Wednesday as Tanzania holds the general election, urging citizens to refrain from actions that could lead to political violence.

  • First Cashew Nut Payment to Start Next Week
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Mtwara -- The Cashew Nut Board of Tanzania (CBT) will start paying farmers next week to cover the last two auctions of the 2020/21 trading seasons.

  • Former Chadema MPs Recount Opposition Constraint
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] CCM candidates for Member of Parliament (MP) seats for Ndanda and Tandahimba constituencies in Mtwara region have spoken of constraints they were facing while in the opposition camp.

  • Mwinyi Urges Zanzibaris to Stand Firm on Peace
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR presidential candidate on CCM ticket, Dr Hussein Mwinyi has beseeched Islanders to stand firm for the country's peace and snub all advocates of violence and hostility.

  • Ministry Urges Religious Organisations to Preach Peace
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] THE Ministry of Home Affairs has urged religious leaders and all faith based organizations (FBOs) to sideline themselves from political campaigns and instead focus on preaching peace, unity and tranquility ahead of the October 28 general election.

  • NHIF Registers 4.4 Million Tanzanians
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Dodoma -- ONLY 4.4 Tanzanians have enrolled with National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and thus get health services and benefits.

  • Grisly Road Accident Claims Six in Rukwa
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] Sumbawanga -- THE death toll of Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) agents who were killed in car crash on Wednesday has reached six people.

  • Tanzania Set to Light Up Cosafa Women's Under-17 Championship!
    by Cosafa on October 23, 2020

    [Cosafa] Tanzania will be welcome guests at both the COSAFA Women's Senior Championship and the COSAFA Women's Under-17 Championship that will be held concurrently in Nelson Mandela Bay next month.

  • Tanzania Rolls Out Electronic Tax Stamps On All Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
    by Citizen on October 23, 2020

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- After months of preparations, Electronic Tax Stamps (ETS) will now be installed on fruit or vegetable juices and bottled water, Tanzania's Revenue Authority (TRA) said on Thursday.

  • Hands Off Tanzania Polls, China Says
    by Daily News on October 23, 2020

    [Daily News] WITH less than a week remaining before the highly-anticipated General Election, China has called on all nations to respect the non-interference principle in other countries' internal affairs.

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